Joe Biden and Donald Trump are rallying as Trump and his team try to steal the election using courts and voter intimidation.
I am optimistic about the election. Still, I am as nervous as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs. Trump is a malignant narcissist and he acts like a petulant 5-year old needing to be sent to his room as punishment whenever he doesn’t get his way. He absolutely cannot handle losing. If Biden is winning Trump will try everything he can to steal victory. If Biden wins by a landslide Trump will punish the country. He may refuse to leave office. If he leaves office he has a wealth of classified information that he could share with our adversaries. He can also encourage violence from white supremacy groups. I try nit to focus on this but I still worry. We are living in difficult times as we are faced with the Trump Virus and the election.
As far as the virus is concerned, my husband and I are at home.my husbandworks from home. Our groceries are delivered. A huge outing for me is to pick-up prescriptions through the drive-thru window at Walgreens (while wearing a mask and gloves). Anything else we order online and have shipped. We haven’t eaten at a restaurant, been to a bar, gone shopping for clothing or other items at a store since early March. I turn 68 late next month and several health conditions which makes the Trump Virus especially dangerous for me. I tell folks that I have to survive as I strongly want to someday pee on Trump’s grave. I have plenty to do to keep me busy. I share important news and information with many people via social media and other venues and I am executore to two married friends who both committed suicide 15 months apart.
Please VOTE BLUE on Tuesday, November 3rd if you haven’t already voted. This election is critically important. Trump must be prevented from a second term and Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress are crucial. Be sure to also vote fir down ticket races as state and local governments have a large impact on our lives as well. VOTE BLUE!!!
I’m trying really hard not to drink my way threw the election. Spending the weeks dry till the weekends. But I did get a bottle of Fat Bastard Cabernet for election night!
I’m cautiously optimistic about Pennsylvania and Florida, I hope we can also win North Carolina and Georgia
I was feeling great until I saw about a thousand cars, trucks and trailers driving around our town with their large Trump flags and horns ablazing! New Mexico is a blue state and I have to try and remember that even though it seemed overwhelming, it's hopefully not the majority. Thank goodness Obama and Biden were on when I got home.
I am with my students (virtually) as they compete in a high school debate tournament. They give me hope for the future every day. Stay strong everyone, breathe, we've got this!!!
My husband and I and our elderly roommate all voted 10 days ago in Washington State and verified online that are ballots were received. I share your worries, Michael, that the election will be stolen by the GOP's concerted effort to disqualify ballots. I hope the Democrats will fight that with everything they've got, but with the judges stacked against them, I am very uneasy.
My husband and I have both voted (by mail in and both of our ballots were accepted). I have been donating as much as I can to all of the close and important campaigns. While I have some hope, I am steeling myself for what is going to happen Tuesday and after Tuesday. I feel our communities online and on shows like yours are so important, whatever happens, because I know there are massive numbers of people who feel as I do, that we must dump Trump and sweep his party (formerly the GOP, now the party of Trump) completely out of power. But if that does not happen, I wonder how we can deal with the horror that will follow?
I feel good about our voter turnout and the polls for Biden.
I read an article in the WA Post last night that indicated the GOP was changing their legal strategy from Polls to Ballots and this new editorial doesn't help my concerns for stealing the election through the Supreme Court.
They say 20 million more are voting this election than the last one. It's hard to believe many of the new voters are Trump's.
Happy Halloween 🎃 to all my fellow Subs :)
Three more days to seal this sweep. The last four years seems like an eternity. It is time for a change and we all deserve better. Here is something I would like to share, my GF went to vote in person in Harris Co. and apparently a judge told her that even if she voted and there were a huge margin or ahead winning party, her vote wouldn’t even matter? She was like WTF are you talking about? I want my vote to be counted, and now she can’t find her vote or registry?
She got a receipt in the mail and never got anything as told by the judge? 🤨
Now, she is looking for her vote and wants to make sure that is accounted for!!!! Gotta love Texas. Can’t wait for next Tuesday!!!! Stay safe, things are getting crazier in Harris Co.
Dying of suspense to see how this all plays out. I hope everyone will just go vote, and ignore the chicanery afoot. Best way to have your vote counted is go to the polls on election day and stay in that line til you get to cast your ballot. This is NOT a done deal for Biden-Harris, they need you to turn out!!!! And thanks, Michelangelo, for all your honest reporting and courage.
With all the lawsuits from the GOP, it seems like they are hoping for the perfect storm, where everything they have pit in place will work and donald will eek out a victory.
IMO, I think it’s a landslide. But, yeah, I could be wrong. I’m ignoring the fear-mongering, I think overall cooler heads will prevail. But with Trump, yeah, anything is possible.
Here on my residential block in L.A., two nights ago the sidewalk was chalked in front of the houses with Biden Harris lawn signs, with “Biden Pedo” and “Trump”; we removed it only to have it reappear the next day. So, the MAGAts are too chickenshit to put Trump lawn signs on their own property, but...
No worries: in CA Trump loses, just like 4 years ago, and Romney, Dole, Bush Jr...
Reports from our County Health Director estimate 15% of COVID cases are coming from dining at restaurants (outside, SFAIK). So, I’m maintaining discipline and ignoring the urge to return to some sense of “normalcy”. We dine outside only at home with family or close friends, socially distant.
We voted in person a week ago, in-and-out in under 15 minutes; temp check on the way in, everyone masked, plenty of hand sanitizer. I put no stock in mail-in ballots nor the USPS. It felt good to get it done and out of the way, especially with all of the propositions on our ballot.
Cautiously anticipating a blowout on Tuesday.
If I have to see Trumps egotistical smile and rally’s another 4 years I will vomit
Hello Signorile Family! Our last open weekend thread before Election Day. I still can’t believe we made it 4 years. I am up and down. On the weekend it’s better, my husband watches about 3 hours of news during the week, I am done after local and PBS newshour, and news is stressing me out. As you say, they want people tuned in so they’re like “it’s close” when I feel like it’s not that close. But it scares me. Def have 2016 PTSD.
It’s also nice enough Outside and going to stay nice enough in Palm Springs to swim this week. Swimming is my meditation. Will take a LONG swim Tuesday afternoon before the evening. On nights like that love being on the West Coast. Not sure how you all stay up half the night back East.
You have kept us hopeful, engaged and working these past four years and can’t thank you and our “family” here enough. Off to make the rest of my wild rice casserole for dinner. 😘